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On this Day in Avaition History — December 14.

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

1986:     Burt Rutan’s Voyager takes off for what will be the first flight around the world without refueling. The challenging 26,366-mile flight took just over 9 days in very cramped quarters for the two pilots on-board. Burt was approached by his brother Dick about designing an airplane that could fly nonstop, unrefueled around the world, [...]

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Check out this GIANT building project!

Dec 12, 2011 9 Comments

Airplane building is airplane building regardless of size. There’s a saying that the difference between men’s and children’s toys is just the price tag. Certainly this is true when it comes to RC and full-size airplanes. But the passion and dedication is the same when you compare scale RC builders and EAA Experimental Aircraft Builders! [...]

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Tips for programming aileron differential

Dec 12, 2011 No Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player Programming your radio for aileron differential is easy and it makes a big difference on how your plane repsonds to aileron input and turning performance.  

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40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

Dec 08, 2011 8 Comments

  Among the prettiest of classic biplanes, this AMR 40% Scale Waco YMF-5 was built by Dave Collis who came all the way down from Canada to take both the “Best Civilian Aircraft” and runner up “Critic’s Choice” awards at the Monster Planes 2011 event in Lakeland, FL. A big Moki radial engine swings an [...]

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Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

Dec 07, 2011 2 Comments

MAN Contributor Rich Uravitch covered this amazing event held in Lakeland, FL and run by Scale Event Guru Frank Tiano, this event is also featured in the March 2011 issue of Model Airplane News. Here’s a sneak Peek of some of the amazing aircraft flying at this amazing RC event! Monster Planes redefines Giant Scale! [...]

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Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Dec 07, 2011 5 Comments

Rich Uravitch interviews Rick Cawley and gets the inside scoop on this amazing 50% scale aerobatic biplane.   video platform video management video solutions video player Rick’s amazing monster is the very spirit of the Monster Planes event. It’s a serious scale model and Rick missed a lot of TV to get it ready for [...]

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On This Day In Aviation History — December 7.

Dec 07, 2011 No Comments

Of course, December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy…” But there are several other important things that happened on this day in aviation history worth noting. Here are just a few.   1995:     A small probe released by the Galileo spacecraft began a descent into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. The probe [...]

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Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

Dec 06, 2011 3 Comments

The Nieuport 28C1 was America’s first fighter. Relegated to a backup role by the French in the later days of WW1, American pilots learned to love the speedy and maneuverable N28. It gave America its first official air to air victories in WW1. Later the Nieuport 28A served as a fighter trainer for U.S. pilots [...]

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